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Default Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943

Thought some of you guys would enjoy the photo's on this site.

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These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.
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Wow - those photo's are amazing
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Thought some of you guys would enjoy the photo's on this site.
Did just that, thank you!
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Great pictures of Our American Past..... Thanks for the post.....
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Follow the links at the bottom of that site and there are a lot of photo's of our guys in Afghanistan. God Bless them all.
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Really good stuff. Thanks for posting these!


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Very nice...makes you thankful for what you have.
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Great post. Thanks, Stonecove
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Not to hijack your post Wayne but i found a link to these WWII photo's on the website.

On War: Joe Rosenthal & Iwo Jima – Plog Photo Blog
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This really brought back the memories. Tough times & tough people. My mother worked in Kaiser shipyards in Richmond,Ca. during WW2. She was an ambulance driver then a guard at the gate. Dad worked for the telephone company & never went in the service as he was too old. I remember the kids all having clothes sewn out of flour sacks like is in these pictures. Lots of men in the service & women doing their jobs. We bought saving stamps [10 cents]at school, when we had $18.75 we got a $25 dollar bond good in 10 years.
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Fascinating photos. How can something look so familiar and so remote at the same time? I remember a lot of towns that looked like those from the early to mid-1950s when my parents took me and my brothers on driving vacations. I remember Pie Town, which we passed through on one national parks trip.

The group photos are heartening: the parents look like survivors and the kids look optimistic. A good combo.

I wonder where those children are now and what they think.
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Thank you - will share them!!!!
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Thank you so very much for this site! 1940 was my birth year and there is not much around, especially in color, to tell me what it was like in those days.
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I am humbled to be a citizen of the greatest country this world has ever known.
Thanks for the pictures.
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#58 is awesome! Thanks for the Post!
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The America in Color brings back lots of memories. I was sixteen when i graduated from HS in 1941. The WW11 pictures were also very good.
Going to look at some of the others. Thanks for the post.
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I love old photographs. They are a window to our past. I wonder where the children are today.
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Thanks for the links!!

One thing I noticed is that there were no fat people in any of the pictures. Couldn't take a photo nowadays without it being full of fatties. I think Americans were a lot healthier and heartier back then.
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Many of those pictures bear a striking resemblance to some of my own childhood memories. Many of them good...some not so good.
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Great pics!I put the page into My Favorites.
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Amazing photography. I know it's silly but I've never realized how colorful it was, having only looked at sepia, tinted and black & white from that era.
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Well done, great pictures.
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Thanks for the link. I've seen most of those photos before, they are always worth look'n at again.

That really brings back memories to me. I was born in 1940 in a very small town in "fly over country." My earliest memories were of this period and it is amazing how these photos bring many things to mind.

When I was about two years old, my parents lived in a small house that backed up to the railroad in Kingfinsher, Oklahoma. I have memories of sitting in the back yard, playing in the dirt, as kids did then, watching trains pass by loaded with GIs, tanks, planes, jeeps, trucks, artillery, etc. I also remember riding on the train when myself and my mother might be the only ones in the rail car that were not GIs.

During the war years, Oklahoma was a hot bed of military aviation training. It seemed nearly every small town in the plains had either a government flying school, an Air Corps or Naval Avaition facality or at least an auxillary field. I also remember the sky being full of blue and yellow Stearman biplane trainers as well as BT13s, AT6s as well as the occasional bomber and fighter. It was an interesting time.

I've seen that "wear" on the faces of those that worked hard to make a living from the land and from the labors that made the wartime manufacturing come alive. Back then we really had "smokestack" factories and actually made stuff!

Yes, those were different and hard times, but acquaintances older than me that participated in the war said that those years were some of the best of their lives.

These people had spirit, vision and energy to do the jobs that had to get done. They were a different breed than we have now.
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Thanks for the link,I listened to Jamey Johnsons song "in color" for back ground music while viewing the pics.We were a stronger breed at one time.
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